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I sat outside a grocery... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
I sat outside a grocery store next to a street person, a thin, worn-looking woman whom I had seen ar
Hello, Prayers Are Us? Hi... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
"Hello, Prayers Are Us? Hi, I'd like to order a prayer.
A close friend and colleague... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
A close friend and colleague tells the story of a rich man in his congregation who is always compell
Any book on parenting that... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Any book on parenting that does not include at least one chapter on the skill of cutting a pie so th
The theme of God's impartiality... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The theme of God's impartiality and equitable judgment is stressed here --even "in the case of a poo
An electrician was performing some... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
An electrician was performing some work in a church office while three preachers were discussing the
Merle Allison Johnson's provocative book... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Merle Allison Johnson's provocative book, Religious Roulette (and Other Dangerous Games Christian
When Jesus stood up in... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - A
When Jesus stood up in his hometown synagogue and told the folks he had come "to announce good news
The religious publishing house had... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
The religious publishing house had established the word puzzle game as an incentive to increase the
Several years ago, the Petoskey... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Several years ago, the Petoskey, Michigan, News-Review had two local news items on the same p
Those who serve God with... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Those who serve God with all their hearts will be heard, for prayer does not rest until it reaches i
Do we need help? On... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Do we need help? On this day in 1929 the stock market began to show signs of weakness.

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Welcome. It's awesome to talk to you this morning. How are you? (children respond)

I have a question for you. Does your teacher ever teach something that is hard to understand? Are you sometimes puzzled or bewildered by something your teacher said?

Have you ever wondered about hard things like what electricity is and how it works? Or gravity? Or the universe? Or algebra? (children answer)

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